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Prem Bajpai

Jan 1, 1940 - June 6, 1995

Prem Bajpai, (Jan 1, 1940– June 6, 1995) was a famous writer of modern Hindi-literature. He is generally recognized in India as the foremost Hindi- writer of the twentieth century.He has been one of the most successful novelists of our times. He has written many popular novels and stories to entertain his readers

Early years

Prem Bajpai was born on Jan 1, 1940 in the City Kanpur. to Shiv Prasad Bajpai, a business man. His parents named him Prem (“Love"). Prem Bajpai's parents died young - his father when he was four and his mother when he was seven and still a student.He got his early education residing at his paternal house in Kanpur. He had written his some famous novels in Kanpur itself. He spent 30 years of his life in Kanpur and major parts of his novels were either written in Kanpur, or based on his experience in Kanpur.Many of his novels were huge hit at the time of no television or any other communication medium. Though offered many times for writing for Hindi films, he denied, as he apprhended the material life and loved his slow peacefuld but creative life. Prem Bajpai was married to a girl from a neighboring City/ town raebareli.

Writing style

The main characteristic of Prem Bajpai's writings is his interesting story-telling and use of simple language. His novels describe the problems & changes of life. What distinguished him was his manner of creating a social interest in the script through actual incidents on one hand, as well as imagination on the other hand thereby creating a curosity in the readers mind as to what shall happen next. He avoided the use of highly typical Hindi (as is the common practice among Hindi writers), and used the dialect of the common people. Prem Bajpai called literature a work that expresses the truths and experiences of life impressively.

Literary works

Prem Bajpai wrote about three hundred stories and novels

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